by Max Barry

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The Disputed Territories of
Moralistic Democracy
The centre cannot hold
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.455 billion

AnimalBlack Widow

The Disputed Territories of Zoosterland is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 10.455 billion Zoosterlandians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 47.9%.

The Zoosterlandian economy, worth 339 trillion Yen a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 32,498 Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zoosterland's national animal is the Black Widow.

Zoosterland is ranked 133,581st in the world and 316th in HC Metalurg for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 25.5 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Politically Free: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 25th in the regionMost Extreme: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 42nd in the region

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